transalpine

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj transalpine on or relating to or characteristic of the region or peoples beyond the Alps from Italy (or north of the Alps) "ancient transalpine Gaul was an area northwest of the Alps and included modern France and Belgium","Cracow was a transalpine university"
    • n transalpine one living on or coming from the other side of the Alps from Italy
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Transalpine A native or inhabitant of a country beyond the Alps, that is, out of Italy.
    • a Transalpine Being on the farther side of the Alps in regard to Rome, that is, on the north or west side of the Alps; of or pertaining to the region or the people beyond the Alps; as, transalpine Gaul; -- opposed to cisalpine. "Transalpine garbs."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • transalpine Being or situated beyond the Alps, especially from Rome: as, transalpine Gaul: opposed to cisalpine. Compare transmontane.
    • n transalpine A native or an inhabitant of a country beyond the Alps, generally with reference to Rome.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Transalpine trans-al′pin beyond the Alps (in regard to Rome).
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. transalpinus,; trans, across, beyond + Alpinus, Alpine, from Alpes, the Alps: cf. F. transalpin,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. transalpinustrans, beyond, Alpinus, pertaining to the Alps.

Usage

In literature:

Is it illusion or not that attracteth the pilgrim transalpine, Brings him a dullard and dunce hither to pry and to stare?
"Amours de Voyage" by Arthur Hugh Clough
The transalpine pope held in check by the pontiff of Geneva!
"Catherine de' Medici" by Honore de Balzac
To this Transalpine Gaul was afterward added.
"Life of Cicero" by Anthony Trollope
The southeastern portion of Transalpine Gaul conquered by the Romans.
"The Great Events by Famous Historians, Vol. 2" by Various
Transalpine Gaul was substantially what is now France.
"History of Julius Caesar" by Jacob Abbott
That, in fact, is why our transalpine allies were so favorable to the union of Austria with Germany.
"The Inside Story Of The Peace Conference" by Emile Joseph Dillon
Gambling among them was carried further and produced more harm than it did in the transalpine cities.
"Renaissance in Italy, Volume 1 (of 7)" by John Addington Symonds
Another point of difference between Italy and the Transalpines is in the resistance offered to the Renaissance in the two regions.
"The Age of Erasmus" by P. S. Allen
What countries were included in Transalpine Gaul?
"Pinnock's Improved Edition of Dr. Goldsmith's History of Rome" by Oliver Goldsmith
It was never quite indigenous, and they were afraid of this "German" transalpine art.
"Donatello" by David Lindsay, Earl of Crawford
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